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Man implants magnets in arm to hold iPod in place

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Tattoo artist Dave Hurban is fascinating some - and grossing out others - after he inserted magnets under his skin in order to attach an iPod Nano Touch to his wrist whenever he wants.

Hurban, who is also a piercing artist in Newfield, N.J., used simple surgical tools to insert the four magnets under the skin of his left forearm.

He says the magnets are strong enough to keep the iPod in place during a run in the park or while he works out at his gym.

A video posted to YouTube shows Hurban conducting the self-inflicted procedure. Warning: it is not for the faint of heart.

For some, the so-called iDermal is an incredible feat of technology.

For others, however, it's a downright nightmare.

Where do you stand on the iDermal - is it progress or grotesque? Do you think there's a future for such kind of procedures? Share your thoughts and comments in the field below.

(This survey is not scientific. Results are based on readers' responses.)

Tags: POV, Science & Technology, U.S.

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